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The Devil walks among us: a review of “Lucifer” season four

A column straight from the unorthodox mind of Jamie Miller. Often written during the middle of the night, Miller provides reviews of TV shows and movies, books, and details life through from his perspective (artwork by Abby Haywood/The Collegiate).

By Jamie Miller – 3:48 a.m.

Why hello there Nightlighters, it is I, the self professed “worlds loudest writer” Jamie Miller here with yet another issue of Night Light. Now I’m having a bit of trouble sleeping tonight so I’m on a little writing spree. And this issue is a big deal to me. I have not only broken my record for stories written in one night, I have doubled it. As this is my fourth story tonight I had to find a show worthy of being reviewed… I found it. Yes, tonight’s subject is the fourth season of “Lucifer” in honor of season five dropping on Aug.21. And I must say, I do believe that “Lucifer” is one of the greatest TV shows ever made, at least in a long time. The show was well known enough to warrant a cameo in the CW’s DC TV show crossover “Crisis on Infinite Earths.” So how good is season four? Well just sit back and enjoy, also spoilers for season three are here so read at your own risk.. 

“Lucifer” is the tale of Lucifer Morningstar, the devil who, bored with ruling over Hell, decides to “take a vacation” in Los Angeles. Lucifer Morningstar with his most trusted demon Mazikeen, opens a nightclub, Lux. However after assisting in solving a homicide become intrigued with detective work, more specifically in one detective, Chloe Decker. Season three ended on the cliffhanger of Decker discovering Lucifer really is the devil and season four deals with the fallout of that.

The series stars Tom Ellis known from the lead in “Rush” in the titular role of the devil although he isn’t your grandmother’s devil, this devil has a soul. He can make you confess your deepest darkest desire simply by looking into your eyes, the immortality and super strength don’t hurt either.

Also along for this sinfully spectacular ride are Lauren German as detective Chloe Decker, a LAPD homicide detective who has immunity to Lucifer’s mind powers and when around her, Lucifer is very mortal. Aimee Garcia plays the role of Ella Lopez, the cheery optimistic forensic investigator.

There’s also Rachel Harris from “Reno 911!” and the “Diary of The Wimpy Kid” movies in the role of Dr. Linda Martin, Lucifer’s physiotherapist and confidant who early on he pays in.. ahem “sex”. D.B. Woodside, who played Robin Wood in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and Wayne Palmer in “24,” in the role of Amenadiel, an angel and Lucifer’s older brother with the power to freeze time.  

Lesley-Ann Brandt known from shows such as “Gotham” and “The Librarians” and “Spartacus: Blood and Sand” in the role of Mazikeen/ Maze Smith, Lucifer’s right hand woman and a archdemon who was Lucifer’s chief torture in Hell, in our world she takes the form of a tough attractive woman with a penchant for knives and leather. She also is best friends with Dr. Linda and a big sister type figure to Decker’s young daughter.

The show’s premise sounds silly, yet it works. The actors play their parts spectacularly and the themes in the shows are very deep. “Lucifer” deals with themes of corruption, evil, parental abuse, rejection, love,  hope. Not to mention a central theme of the show is freedom, that the devil doesn’t lead us into “damnation” at the end of the day we follow that path ourselves.  All in all the show is phenomenal. I give it nine torches out of ten. Watch this show, I implore you. If you can get past the part of the devil being the protagonist, you will find it glorious.